New Year 2016
Topic: Holiday Messages Verse: Matthew 22:35–22:40, Hebrews 10:24–10:25
Approaching the New Year
We usually approach the new year searching for some magic missing piece that's going to help us change and improve our life. More often than not, the missing piece we’re looking for isn’t so much us discovering something new as it is us refocusing on something we already should have known, but we somehow lost sight of it along the way. We became distracted. We got too busy, and this essential truth became less of a priority for us or we just stopped doing it all together.
Matthew 22:35-40 NIV
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
Three Hopevale Highlights for 2016
(1) Money emphasis in January with the "Money 101" series beginning next week, the "Master Your Money" financial conference on Sat., Jan. 16, and the Financial Peace University classes beginning Jan. 24; (2) The Land of 1,000 Hills coffee initiative; (3) the "Love Your Neighbor" series in February.
Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Next week, we’ll begin a new series, "Money 101," where we’ll look at what the Bible has to say about the basics of money. Pastor Dan will kick things off with a message about our spending and how to think through priorities.